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Mana Multiplier: 110%Supports melee attack skills. Every third time you use a supported attack, that use of the skill will be more powerful.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Attack DamageEvery third Attack with Supported Melee Attacks deals a Ruthless Blow
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal (75-113)% more Melee Damage
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills have a base Stun Duration of 0.8 seconds
Ruthless Blows with Supported Skills deal (75-113)% more Damage with Bleeding caused by Melee HitsThis is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.Acquisition
Level: 5Purchase Costs
|Normal||1x Scroll of Wisdom|
1x Scroll Fragment
Skill Functions and Interactions
When supported by Multistrike Support, Ruthless blows work differently, instead of occurring every third hit, it occurs every third multistrike. This means hits from the first 2 uses (attacks 1 - 6) will be "normal blows" and all hits from the 3rd multi-strike use (attacks 7-9) will be ruthless blows.
Using this idea, Ruthless Blow may actually trigger by skill use, rather than skill attack, meaning, you will have to use the attack skill 3 times to trigger Ruthless Blow.
The Ruthless Blow counter still counts if you hit with a skill or not, for example, if you miss the first 2 hits of your supported attack, Ruthless Blow will count at your last 3rd attack, whether it be a hit or not.
With Cyclone, Ruthless Blows doesn't work as normal as intended, Ruthless Blow won't trigger every 3rd attack, however, it will trigger every 3rd series of spin attacks made by Cyclone.
A similar issue exists with channeling attacks (Blade Flurry and Charged Dash). The Ruthless blow is activated every third channel and persists for the entire channel and the release. With proper timing, this allows you to do 2 short channels and 1 full channel, greatly increasing the effectiveness of the support and consequently your dps.
Gem level progression
|Level||More melee damage|
with Ruthless Blow
|More bleeding damage|
from Ruthless Blow
This skill is not given as quest reward.
Vendor rewardThis skill can be bought at the listed npc vendors after completing the following quests:
|Enemy at the Gate|
|A Fixture of Fate|
|Fallen from Grace|